2022 Media Girlfriends Student Scholarship

Media can seem like an exclusive world. We aim to change that.

The Media Girlfriends scholarship exists to encourage and support young women* and gender diverse, students in Canada to study a major related to media, with a career in journalism or storytelling in mind.

Upon acceptance or return to a university or college program, the recipient will receive this award. They will also have the opportunity of mentorship with members of the Media Girlfriends network. To date we have given out $44,000 in scholarships to five students, over two years. Our goal for this year is $30,000 for three scholarships.

As a contributor, we'll keep you posted on the scholarship launch in 2022, as well as provide updates throughout the process, and letters from the winners. We believe Canadian media is stronger with a wider range of perspectives, particularly from those who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.

Media Girlfriends started in 2016, as a podcast created by Nana aba Duncan. It is now a podcast production company and scholarship, supporting women and gender diverse journalists, inviting all.

The scholarship will launch in early 2022. Media Girlfriends is administrating the scholarship, and will hold the funds in a bank account until the cheques are issued to the scholarship winners in fall of 2022. We will provide updates on any transactions involving the funds through GoFundMe updates. Thanks again for your support.

* We use an inclusive definition of women, which includes trans women, genderqueer and non-binary folks.

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  • Katie McCormack 
    • $100 
    • 8 hrs
  • Sarah Chown 
    • $50 
    • 11 hrs
  • Simon Yau 
    • $100 
    • 20 hrs
  • Diana Markulin 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Lawrence Hill 
    • $500 
    • 2 d
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Media Girlfriends 
Toronto, ON
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